Sport and being active are integral to island life for all ages and capabilities. In Jersey, sports are easily accessible and relatively low cost. There are many sports are catered for year round in Jersey - rugby, tennis, cycling, swimming, equestrian, boating, fishing, diving, kayaking and canoeing, windsurfing, kite boarding and surfing, to name just a few. You will find lots of opportunities to join teams or groups and meet people that way.
Sports clubs and associations
Participation in sports can lead to happier, healthier and more productive lives. Children's learning comes from also participating in sports and games. With a great work-life balance in Jersey and the outdoors on your doorstep make it easy to head off for a run at lunch or to get the hours in after work. There are many sports organisations across the island, who can introduce you to a sport or take your skills to the next level. To find out more about sports clubs and associations.
There are outdoor sporting facilities which are available to use for a fee around the island: FB fields, Grainville, Havre des Pas bathing pool, Les Landes race track, and Les Quennevais. If you prefer indoor sporting facilities, there are a number of private gyms and health centres which provide memberships, sports activities, classes and course. Active is Jersey's largest sports membership on the island and is linked to these indoors facilities are Fort Regent, Haute Vallee, Crabbe, South Hill, Langford, Les Quennevais, Oakfield, Springfield Stadium.
Some workplaces have sports teams, which you can join with. If you do not play sport you can always take part as a volunteer.
If you are keen to play sport here in Jersey, a great place to start is Jersey Sport. It’s an independent sports body, championing sports and active living in the island. They recognises the importance of sport in our community and helps to bring sport to the majority, through various activities.
Jersey has produced many elite sportsman and women who take part in worldwide sporting events. The island prides itself on making sport available to the masses. If you are serious about sport, it’s easy to do your training on the island.
Jersey is a natural playground. You will find many opportunities to get into the elements outdoors and be as physical as you want. Walking in Jersey is easy, and free. You can set out on your own or guided walks or if you are wanting a challenge there is the annual around the Island Walk. Jersey is cycle-friendly and many cycle routes are clearly marked, you can either cycle on your own or on a tour, or in a group.